The 64ft, British flagged GREY WOLF left her build yard Circa Marine in Auckland on 23 March bound east across the Pacific towards Panama and Lymington, where she plans to arrive in early summer. Her new owner Peter Watson is skippering a 6-man crew which includes apprentices from the Berthon Boat Company, the European agents for the FPB.
So to start off with here is a very nice shot of Alegre, thanks for the from the Bowman onboard – Matt Cornwell, fresh out of the box Mini Maxi racing in the Giraglia Inshore Race. Some great work by British Sailing Team Mark Andrews on spotting the guys at the back of the boat, either waving a sausage at the camera man or getting rid of some excess fluid(peeing off the back of the boat).
Waving a sausage off the back of a boat
Here is some great footage of the Oracle AC team two boat testing out in San Fran, I did read somewhere they had some headstay issue with the new boat, hope they get it all sorted.
Artemis Racing’s owner, Torbjörn Törnqvist, this week visited San Francisco, where he spent time with the team—working out, participating in dive training, and sailing on the AC45 (even notching a new speed record). It was Torbjörn’s second visit in the last month.